Guide to the Records of the United Friends Mutual Aid Association
1909-1997
RG 1689

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: United Friends Mutual Aid Association (N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the United Friends Mutual Aid Association
Dates:1909-1997
Abstract: These are the records of the United Friends Mutual Aid Association, a landmanshaft or benevolent association. Upon the dissolution of the society, the records were collected by the New York State Department of Insurance. Although many of these societies were founded around the turn of the twentieth century, the records collected in this way primarily date from the second half of the century (1950-2000). The landsmanshaftn collections generally include constitutions, by-laws, minutes, correspondence with members, financial ledgers, deeds to graves, cemetery maps, and membership lists. For details on this particular collection, see the scope and content note.
Language of Materials: English
Physical Description: 2.50 Linear Feet
Identification: RG 1689
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Founded in New York in 1921, the society provided illness and death benefits as well as subsidized burial at the Beth David and Wellwood cemeteries.

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Scope and Contents

This finding aid is a collection-level record. Box and folder list, if any, are found here in the scope and content note.

Box 1: Financial Ledger, 1982-1993.  Financial Ledger, 1964-1967.  Box 2: Cancelled checks.  Check receipts.  Bank bonds and CDs.  Membership pins and stamp.  Box 3: Membership Ledger, 1970-1975.  Box 4: Membership Ledger, 1975-1982.  Box 5: Dues Ledger, 1967-1970.  Dues Ledger, 1993-1997.  Dues Ledger, 1960-1964.  Minutes Ledger, 1920-1923.  Box 6: Membership Ledger, 1983-1996.  Dues Ledger, 1975-1982.  Dues Ledger, 1970-1975.  Meeting Minutes, 1960-1995.  Constitution and Amendments.  Box 7: Financial Statements, 1982-1996.  Income tax returns and accountants' bills, 1985-1997.  Correspondence and bills re: grave care and burials, 1973-1997.  Correspondence re: death benefits, 1980-1996.  Correspondence re: illness benefits, 1980-1997.  Bills and leases, 1980-1992.  Meeting minutes, 1980-1990.  Correspondence re: monuments and unveilings, 1983-1997.  Box 8: Membership register, 1933-1966.  Meeting minutes, 1972-1976.  Meeting minutes, 1966-1968.  Meeting minutes, 1964-1966.  Meeting minutes, 1962-1964.  Meeting minutes, 1981-1987.  Cemetery maps.

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Access Points

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